Society Event Series

Lectures, Absinthe Tasting, Life Drawing, Séances, Pettings Zoo, Gile's Stories on a Sunday & more!


Upcoming 'Events & Lectures Series'


The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

A Lecture with Jonathan Allen

Sep 12th 2017 - Sep 12th 2017

A Halloween Séance with Philipp Oberlohr

An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair

Oct 24th 2017 - Oct 24th 2017

Fin de Siècle Satanism in Bohemian Paris: French Decadence & Occultism

A lecture with author Madeleine LeDespencer

Nov 7th 2017 - Nov 14th 2017

Rough Spirits & High Society: The Culture of Drink with Ruth Ball

Exploring the Culture of Drink with Author Ruth Ball

Dec 12th 2017 - Dec 12th 2017

Cocktail Masterclass

Join us behind the bar as the group learns to make (& drink!) four classic cocktails with a Last Tuesday Society twist!

Sep 19th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017


Past 'Events & Lectures Series'


Bompas & Parr present the world’s first Sausage Séance at The Last Tuesday Society

Poking sausage shaped holes into the ethereal realm

Aug 15th 2017 - Aug 15th 2017

Welcome to the Fly Club

A Private Screening and Talk with Artist Magnus Irvin

Jul 31st 2017 - Jul 31st 2017

Absinthe Drink & Draw

Indulge your creative flare as a true bohemian artiste with the influence of Absinthe in hand

Sep 18th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017

Empire of Booze: SOLD OUT!

A History of the British Empire Told Through Drink

Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017

Stories on a Sunday With Giles Abbott

Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings

Mar 12th 2017 - Jul 9th 2017

Absinthe Drink & Draw: Tangled

The Last Tuesday Society invites you join us for our monthly Life Drawing Salon paired with traditional Absinthe

Jun 19th 2017 - Jun 19th 2017

Tattoo: An Art History with Dr Matt Lodder

Paired with Navy Strength Rum

Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017

Absinthe+Life Drawing Salon: the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage

Explore the relationship between bunny and rigger, body and rope, pleasure and pain

May 22nd 2017 - May 22nd 2017

Société Drink & Draw

Absinthe & l'Androgynie

Apr 18th 2017 - Apr 18th 2017

Sebastian Horsley: Dandy in the Underworld

with Fenella Hitchcock

Apr 11th 2017 - Apr 11th 2017

A Society Séance with Philipp Oberlohr

An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair

Apr 4th 2017 - Apr 4th 2017

Thursday Nights at The Last Tuesday Society!

Half Price Museum Admission + FREE Aperitivo with Each Cocktail Ordered Every Thursday!

Mar 23rd 2017 - Mar 20th 2017

Société Drink & Draw

Absinthe, Paraphernalia & Regalia of Alchemy and The Occult

Mar 14th 2017 - Mar 14th 2017

Illuminating Darkness: Aleister Crowley, Poetry and the Equinox

Lecture by Matthew Levi Stevens & paired with some one of the occultist's very own cocktail creations

Mar 7th 2017 - Mar 7th 2017

Int'l Absinthe Day: Special Tasting Menu + Reptiles

The Last Tuesday Society invites you to celebrate International Absinthe Day Sunday 5th March at The Last Tuesday Society with a tasting menu of traditional Absinthes + Reptiles to pair!

Mar 5th 2017 - Mar 5th 2017

Fat Tuesday: Decadence, Debauchery & Desire

Join us on the last Tuesday of February for a Feast of Irresistible Desires and Overindulgent Sin

Feb 28th 2017 - Feb 28th 2017

Peculiar Cocktail's for Miss Peregrine's Release

Launch of New Peculiar Cocktail Menu created for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Characters

Feb 1st 2017 - Feb 28th 2017

The Pleasure's All Mine

A Valentine's Lecture on the History of Perverse Sex with Julie Peakman paired with Glass of Bubbly & Chocolate Anus

Feb 14th 2017 - Feb 14th 2017

Société Drink & Draw

A Valentine's Special + Absinthe Pairing featuring Two Models for this Life Drawing Salon

Feb 13th 2017 - Feb 13th 2017

Decadence with The British Library

A Talk on the Literary Anthology with Jon Crabb of The British Library

Feb 7th 2017 - Feb 7th 2017

Société Drink & Draw: The Absinthe Drinker

Jan 17th 2017 - Jan 17th 2017

Curse of the Green Fairy

A Lecture on Absinthe & Impressionism by Jad Adams followed by an Introduction to the Belle Epoque Style of Drinking the Notorious Green Spirit with Jade Absinthe

Jan 10th 2017 - Jan 10th 2017

Gossamer Days - Spiders, Humans and Their Threads, with Eleanor Morgan

What happens when one making animal meets another? Gossamer Days explores the strange web of spider-human relationships.

Dec 5th 2016 - Dec 5th 2016

The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare, with Jonathan Allen

Nov 21st 2016 - Nov 22nd 2016

Ecstasies of Darkness

The History of Witches’ Ointments, with Raymond Salvatore Harmon

Oct 25th 2016 - Oct 25th 2016

Halloween Séance with Philipp Oberlohr.

"Tonight we create a séance. Tonight we create contact with the spirits. Don't be afraid . . ."

Oct 24th 2016 - Oct 24th 2016

Tiger Woman – Betty May

Tiger Woman – Betty May, Aleister Crowley, Belle Époque Paris & Bohemian London, with Celine Hispiche.

Sep 19th 2016 - Sep 19th 2016

'Oscar Wilde and the Mummy's Curse, and Other Tales of the Egyptian Macabre', with Eleanor Dobson

At the fin de siècle ancient Egyptian jewellery was all the rage, but some believed that these objects plundered from the tombs of the dead might confer bad luck upon their modern owners.

May 23rd 2016 - May 23rd 2016

Top Hats and Tail coats with Spirit Bath House

New Orleans Voodoo

May 9th 2016 - May 9th 2016

Lotus Blossoms and Dragon Ladies: The Many Lives of Anna May Wong, with Jasper Sharp

The world’s first Chinese-American movie legend Anna May Wong (1905–1961) uncomfortably straddled two cultures.

Apr 25th 2016 - Apr 25th 2016

Secret Teachers of the Western World, with Gary Lachman

This epic study unveils the esoteric masters who have covertly impacted the intellectual development of the West, from Pythagoras and Zoroaster to the modern icons Jean Gebser and Schwaller de Lubicz.

Apr 19th 2016 - Apr 19th 2016

Wake the Dead!

An evening of Necromancy, delving into the dark and macabre practice of calling up the dead. Why its done? how its done? and what's used to do it? from working with the ancestors to employing the departed to undertake tasks and answer questions. We'll examine rites and rituals from around the world, explore the potions, charms and tools to execute necromantic operations and experiments and gain insight into how the dead are called on to benefit us in our day to day lives.

Apr 11th 2016 - Apr 11th 2016

British Sex and Violence in the ‘70s, with Justin Harries

Coming down from the so-called Swinging Sixties, ’70s Britain finally had to confront the fact that it was no longer a game changer in global affairs, just a small, seemingly overburdened nation with a closet full of skeletons and infused with an inability to swim against the tide of change.

Apr 4th 2016 - Apr 4th 2016

Swinging Paris: Renoma, Les Minets, and La Bande du Drugstore, with Vadim Kosmos

Rock ‘n’ Roll hit France late and not without resistance.

Mar 21st 2016 - Mar 21st 2016

Rebellious Spirits: the history of illicit spirits, with Ruth Ball

When we think of illicit spirits we think of prohibition America but our own isle also has hundreds of years of experience in dodging the law when it comes to strong drink.

Mar 7th 2016 - Mar 7th 2016

A Ghost’s Story, with Lorna Gibb

Blurring fact and fiction, belief and illusion, desire and madness, Lorna Gibb presents an uncannily authoritative fictionalised autobiography of Katie King – the most famous ghost of the last two centuries...

Feb 23rd 2016 - Feb 23rd 2016

Alice in Wonderland: Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll, with Mark Richards

An exploration of how Lewis Carroll's dream-child has inspired the wilder sides of popular culture. In this very visual talk, Mark Richards explores Alice's pervasive influence with a particular focus on the fringes of everyday life and culture, observing how a child of the Victorian nursery finds her way into the most unlikely places.

Nov 9th 2015 - Nov 9th 2015

Tessa Farmer & Petra Lange-Bernt

Swarming Fever: A Film Reel about Insects and Fairies The Artist Tessa Farmer in conversation with the Academic, Petra Lange-Berndt

Nov 8th 2015 - Nov 8th 2015

Drink through History with Rebellious Spirits

Daring smugglers, bold black marketeers and hidden distilleries. Get a taste of the naughtier side of drink history with Rebellious Spirits. Author and drink historian Ruth Ball will be serving up six historical cocktails, accompanied by stories of the wild and wonderful world of illicit spirits drawn from her new book Rebellious Spirits.

Oct 28th 2015 - Nov 7th 2015

Halloween Sceance, with Philipp Oberlohr

“Tonight we create a séance. Tonight we create contact with the spirits. Don’t be afraid . . .” Séance doesn’t prove that spirits exist. Séance doesn’t prove that spirits don’t exist. Séance will make you doubt your perception and question your beliefs. This is séance, an interactive illusion.

Oct 26th 2015 - Oct 27th 2015

Theatre of Fashion Summer Lectures

June 16th - The Politics of Fashion with Tansy Hoskins & The Imperial War Museum's Laura Clouting. July 7th - Shoes - from Sport to Sex. September 15th Sex, Scent & Curious Cosmetics - an Immersive History

Jun 16th 2015 - Oct 23rd 2015

Dressing for Pleasure: John Willie’s Bizarre and the Golden age of Kink Press, with Fenella Hitchcock.

English artist John Coutts, better known by his nom de plume of John Willie, is arguably one of the most influential figures of the sexual underground of the Twentieth Century. As the mastermind behind mid-century fetish magazine Bizarre, Willie was one of the first to transpose the spirit of European kink press to a North American audience, presenting a blossoming fetish community with home-grown smut of their very own. In its brief and sporadic run, Bizarre was able to showcase a range of forms for non-normative sexual self-display, drawing material from myriad sources (including fashion magazines of the day) with a particular focus on body modification and BDSM.

Oct 12th 2015 - Oct 12th 2015

Hell Époque: Death Themed Cabarets of Paris, with Vadim Kosmos

The late 19th Century brought many curious sights to Montmartre – Paris’ dangerous, debauched and surreal bohemian underbelly – none more so than Cabaret L’Enfer; its malevolent maw threatening to devour all who dared to step within its damnable interior. But how did this most macabre of nightclubs come to be, what went on within and why was Belle Epoque Paris so death fixated? From the North West of England to Coney Island to the Moulin Rouge, this is an epic international saga, full of surprising connections and featuring the origins of Mass entertainment from spiritualism to cinema to stage magic.

Oct 5th 2015 - Oct 5th 2015

The Science of Hedonism with Zoe Cormier

Author Zoe Cormier’s first book Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science, published by Profile, celebrates everyone’s favourite unholy trinity. Over 300 pages she explores how our supposedly “base” and “primitive” pursuits are not only crucial components of the human condition, but also how hedonistic impulses have informed our highest intellectual pursuits.

Sep 28th 2015 - Sep 28th 2015

Viktor Wynd's Guided Tour of His Museum

Join the founder of The Museum for a personal & Intimate tour of his Museum

Feb 26th 2015 - Sep 24th 2015

Sex, Scent and Curious Cosmetics: An Immersive History

Julian Walker will give a brief overview of the past 600 years of cosmetic history before exploring a few problematic areas: destructive cosmetics, concepts of fraud and male castigation of female cosmetics, cosmetics as empowerment, reading the face, inviting the body-entering gaze, and facial prosthetics & Odette Toilette invites you to experience the 20th century in perfume form, from the blockbuster perfumes we all love to the hidden stories of how scent has been created, promoted and used. Discover the strange tales of maverick entrepreneurs 'scent bombing' American cities in the 1940s, pickup artistes flogging scent to disaffected housewives, and Edwardian actresses using perfume to gear up for their salacious roles on the stage.

Sep 15th 2015 - Sep 15th 2015

Charles Waterton, his famous travels and eccentric taxidermy, with Pat Morris.

Charles Waterton was a traveller, a 'larger than life' person and an inventive taxidermist, now regarded as one of Britain's great eccentrics. His activities, and the aggravation he caused, continue to fascinate, inspire and amuse even 150 years after his death. His famous book Wanderings in South America, published in 1825, described his travels at a time when few people made such journeys. Taxidermy was his passion. He used his skill to fabricate imaginary creatures, forming three-dimensional religious and political cartoons, lampooning issues and people that attracted his ire.

Sep 14th 2015 - Sep 14th 2015

Shoes - From Sport to Sex

Dr Thomas Turner will explore how tennis shoes fit into a wider Victorian world of goods and leisure, and consider what this new type of footwear meant to the young men and women who wore them & Helen Persson will be exploring our obsession with shoes and their cultural importance as identifiers of status, privilege, seduction and sexual preference.

Jul 7th 2015 - Jul 7th 2015

Bones: Soviet X Ray Discs - Stephen Coates

Many older people in Russia remember seeing strange vinyl type flexi-discs when they were young. The discs had partial images of skeletons on them and were called ‘Bones’ or ‘Ribs’.

Jun 30th 2015 - Jun 30th 2015